Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Dior Skinflash Radiance Booster Pen

Dior - ‘Professional "lightworks" - in a flash. Just one click and stroke of this lightweight, skin perfector instantly diminishes shadows, fine lines, and imperfections. Skin glows with new radiance. Wear it under or over foundation - or on bare skin.’

Dior Skinflash Radiance Booster Pen (A$65/1.5ml) is available in three different shades: Roseglow 001 (pink based), Candle Light 002 (yellow based) and Sun Beam 003 (dark based). The shade Candle Light 002 suits my MAC NC20 skin tone perfectly and is one of my makeup staples that I use almost every time I wear makeup. Dior Skinflash Radiance Booster Pen is a very sleek and sophisticated looking highlighter/illuminating pen which I use to highlight my brow bone, cheekbones and bridge of my nose as well as conceal my under-eye area. 

Dior Skinflash Radiance Booster pen is nice and slim, so fits nicely in my makeup bag or travel bag for quick touch ups. Just a couple of clicks allows a decent amount of product for one application. At first, you need to click the pen a few times just to get the initial flow of the formula out. However, after a couple of uses, you should be able to dispense the right amount after 1 or 2 clicks. The brush fibers are soft and smooth, so this makes application of the highlighter go on smooth and streak-free. Blending the formula onto the skin is important and the in-built brush does a great job to give a natural looking glow as well as concealing dark circles without appearing too cakey or un-natural. I sometimes use my finger tips as the warmth helps to blend in the formula.

The lightweight formula contains light reflecting particles to brighten the skin complexion. To get the most out of this highlighter, I apply the formula over foundation as the formula does apply on sheer (though the formula is buildable) to give a noticeable glow to the skin. As a concealer, I apply the formula by lightly dabbing small amounts of product underneath my eye and then gently blend in the formula either before or after foundation application. The coverage is pretty good for a multipurpose highlighting/concealing pen as the formula is buildable, hence, you could apply the product on sheer or heavy. 

Overall, Dior Skinflash Radiance Booster Pen is a wonderful and magical highlighting and concealing pen which instantly transforms my tired and dull complexion to a bright and glowing look. The amount of product does seem extremely meager, though you are only using a tiny amount each time, so I think it really is worth the price tag!

Have you used Dior Skinflash before? Have you used anything similar such as YSL Touche Eclat Highlighting Pen?

xx Rose  


  1. I just love Dior's packaging :) I have not tried one of these light reflecting products yet but I might in the future!

    1. Dior packaging is just beautiful and luxurious!